Wood extends championship lead with Race 2 win

Dale Wood pic: Porsche Carrera Cup Australia

Dale Wood has extended his championship lead, taking out race two of the weekend in the Porsche Payce Carrera Cup Australia at Hidden Valley Raceway.

Wood led a Sonic Motor Racing one-two in a time certain finish ahead of Michael Almond, three-hundredths behind.

Saturday’s Race 1 winner Cameron Hill crossed the line third in his #111 Seears Workwear Porsche entry.

Fellow Sonic driver Jordan Love was however involved in a nasty collision on the opening lap.

Liam Talbot (#27 Wash It) was tagged by Dean Cook (#22 BMF) on the approach to the tight left-hander of Turn 6, spinning uncontrollably on the grass into the driver’s side of Love’s #777 car.

“Yeah, he said he’s ok on the radio,” Sonic Motor Racing Boss Michael Ritter clarified. “He’s out of the car, looks like he’s a bit stiff, a bit sore.

“From that, it’s very hard to say. Talbot has obviously hit the grass, can’t get the car pulled up, and Jordan is the innocent victim. Let’s get back and try and get the car out for the last race.”

Hill led the field on the restart before sailing wide at Turn 1, handing the lead over to series leader Wood.

Down the field, Cook was involved in another accident spectacularly flying off the track into the deep Turn 1 runoff after making contact with Sam Shahin (#13 The Bend Motorsport Park) on the main straight.

Shahin squeezed Cook into the inside wall, sending the latter soaring off the track at high speed.

Warren Luff (#7 MEGA/No Second Chance) came home fourth while David Wall (#38 PAYCE) rounded out the top five.

Wood, Almond and Hill are tied on the round leaderboard ahead of the final race of the weekend.

Race 3 sets off at 1220 local time/1250 AEST.

Results: Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Race 2

Pos Car Competitor/Team              Driver                  Vehicle            Laps Race time
1 100 Sonic/Polyflor Dale Wood Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:43.3915
2  77 Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts/PSA Au Michael Almond Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:43.7241
3 111 Seears Workwear Cameron Hill Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:44.0882
4   7 MEGA/No Second Chance Warren Luff Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:45.0561
5  38 PAYCE David Wall Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:45.3739
6   8 Porsche Centre Melbourne Nick McBride Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:45.6443
7  12 O’Brien Electrical & Plumbing Steve Richards Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:46.5109
8   5 Sonic/Hosepower Thomas Maxwell Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:46.7504
9  36 Lodge Brothers Cooper Murray Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:47.1879
10  20 Agas National Adrian Flack Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:47.8794
11  23 Dayco/Lago Cold Stores Roger Lago Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:51.2913
12  34 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Duvashen Padayachee Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:51.4715
13  19 Hallmark Homes Anthony Gilbertson Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:51.8549
14  13 The Bend Motorsport Park/HTFU Sam Shahin Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:52.8051
15   6 Garage 1 Tim Miles Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:53.1483
16 222 Scott Taylor Motorsport Scott Taylor Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   10 15:57.6881
DNF  22 BMF Dean Cook Porsche 911 GT3 Cup    7 12:23.7402
DNF 777 Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts/SRG Jordan Love Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
DNF  27 Wash It Liam Talbot Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

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